Premier League predictions: How will Chelsea and Leicester fare

The collapse of champions Chelsea and the sight of Nolan Ryan Authentic Jersey Leicester City bucking all trends to top the table illustrates the unpredictability that has been the Premier League's hallmark this season.
Newly-promoted Watford's rise to seventh place under manager Quique Flores and Bournemouth's victories over Chelsea and Manchester United in their last two games has made this term a tale of the unexpected.
And with no-one grabbing the title race by the scruff of of the neck, it seems impossible to predict the unpredictable. So here goes.
Who will win the Premier League?

Chelsea were my pre-season picks - and no-one can surely have predicted the alarming decline that left them a point off the relegation zone in 16th place after Monday's 2-1 loss at Leicester City.
Just seven months on from winning his third title Sonny Gray Authentic Jersey at Chelsea, then putting his name to a new four-year contract, Jose Mourinho was left fighting for his job, pleading to stay on and put right what has gone wrong.
So no title for Chelsea this season and despite being the undisputed team of the season in the opening months of the campaign, it is too much of a stretch to imagine Claudio Ranieri's team upsetting all odds and winning the league.
This leaves the title, realistically, as a battle between Manchester City, twice champions in recent seasons, and Arsenal, as they chase their first Premier League crown since 2004.
With City showing inconsistency, Arsenal and boss Arsene Wenger will never have a better chance to relieve the pressure and criticism that has built up in those barren Premier League years. If the Gunners do not win the league this season, it will be a desperate missed opportunity.
The question is can they be trusted when Rod Carew Kids Jersey the pressure is on?
History suggests they can be fragile at those pinch points while City, if they can get Sergio Aguero, Vincent Kompany and David Silva up and running for long periods, should surely have enough.
The heart says Wenger's principles will finally prevail. The head says City will (and should) possess enough quality to win their third Premier League title in the last five seasons.
In 23 previous Premier League terms, the team that has been top after 16 games has finished on top 14 times. What will history say this season? Leicester will want to find out.
Claudio Ranieri's side are the story of the Premier League season so far - in tandem with the history-making scoring feats of striker Jamie Vardy after he set a new record of scoring in 11 straight Premier League games.
And here it is time to enter the confessional and add an apology at the same time. I felt Ranieri's appointment was a poor one and would result in Leicester's relegation. I could not have been more wrong.
Even their most ardent fan will be pushed to predict a title win, but this team has shown enough to suggest it is enjoying the ride and is on board for the long haul.
If reality suggests Leicester will not end up as champions, despite the best start to a top-flight season in their 131-year history, can they maintain their excellence long enough to claim an unlikely Champions League place?
Again, and this is not a slight on Leicester, they face a hard battle to do so.

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